Demographics of Benin

Source UN (World Population Prospects 2022)
Date07 Jun 2024

There are 7.06 million males and 7.02 million females in Benin. The percentage of the male population is 50.11%, compared to 49.89% of the female population. Benin has 32k more males than females. The sex ratio in Benin in 2024 will be 100.457 males per 100 females. Benin is in the 161st position in terms of the female-to-male ratio.

  • Population
  • Growth rate

Benin population

Year Population Growth (%)
19502,264,4520.71
19552,360,0811.01
19602,512,2841.48
19652,735,8431.88
19703,023,4432.10
19753,378,7032.35
19803,833,9392.73
19854,419,5522.92
19905,133,4193.06
19956,046,5112.34
20006,998,0233.02
20058,149,4193.33
20109,445,7102.93
201510,932,7832.95
202012,643,1232.79
202112,996,8952.73
202213,352,8642.67
202313,712,8282.65
202414,080,0722.64
  • Total
  • Crude

Benin death and birth rate

Year Total Crude(per 1000)
DeathBirthCrude deathCrude birth
195071,53192,16031.52640.617
195571,812100,27030.39442.438
196071,600113,41928.46845.095
196572,389128,72526.43247.003
197072,957141,29524.10846.689
197572,937156,87421.56946.391
198072,619180,33218.92947.005
198575,001205,98616.96346.589
199075,736232,93314.75045.365
199580,065267,07413.19244.006
200083,716291,59111.96441.672
200592,233332,97011.33740.926
201098,809371,51210.46139.332
2015107,775426,6639.85739.022
2020118,400469,2789.36437.114
2021122,627475,8329.43436.608
2022124,512481,7159.32336.071
2023124,328487,4589.06535.543
2024121,452493,2118.62535.024
  • Population
  • Urbanization

Urban and rural population of Benin

Year Population Urban (%)
UrbanRural
1950111,7842,143,4424.957
1955156,7462,146,8416.804
1960225,5222,206,1009.275
1965329,5412,302,81512.519
1970486,0862,426,25416.691
1975715,2142,549,95121.904
19801,016,2292,700,93627.339
19851,317,6262,960,87530.796
19901,716,8293,261,66734.485
19952,170,7733,734,78536.758
20002,631,8984,234,05338.333
20053,236,2234,746,00240.543
20103,964,2725,234,98743.093
20154,832,6335,743,31945.695
20205,869,3036,253,68248.415
20216,096,8756,352,73848.972
20226,331,2166,450,29549.534
20236,572,4406,546,28550.100
20246,820,6886,640,66350.669
  • Population pyramid
  • Gender ratio

Benin population by Age Group (2024)

Age group Male Female Total M per 100 F
PersonsShare (%)
00-04 1,134,159 1,101,967 2,236,126 15.88 102.921
05-09 1,007,126 982,247 1,989,374 14.13 102.533
10-14 860,687 839,167 1,699,853 12.07 102.564
15-19 747,978 727,176 1,475,154 10.48 102.861
20-24 637,001 620,361 1,257,363 8.93 102.682
25-29 550,610 538,125 1,088,734 7.73 102.320
30-34 467,541 461,045 928,586 6.60 101.409
35-39 389,052 391,277 780,329 5.54 99.431
40-44 319,093 327,341 646,434 4.59 97.480
45-49 252,424 263,949 516,373 3.67 95.634
50-54 205,514 217,971 423,486 3.01 94.285
55-59 164,645 176,739 341,385 2.42 93.157
60-64 124,875 136,720 261,594 1.86 91.336
65-69 86,680 97,505 184,185 1.31 88.898
70-74 55,794 65,374 121,168 0.86 85.346
75-79 30,959 42,940 73,898 0.52 72.098
80-84 15,806 23,280 39,086 0.28 67.895
85-89 5,032 8,348 13,379 0.10 60.278
90-94 1,005 2,107 3,112 0.02 47.698
95-99 111 312 423 0.00 35.577
100+ 7 23 30 0.00 30.435
Total 7,056,099 7,023,974 14,080,072 100.457